Mobile applications at the dentist / Teh Adilla Mustaza, Tong Wah Lim and Siti Mariam Ab. Ghani

Mustaza, Teh Adilla and Lim, Tong Wah and Ab. Ghani, Siti Mariam (2016) Mobile applications at the dentist / Teh Adilla Mustaza, Tong Wah Lim and Siti Mariam Ab. Ghani. International Journal on E-Learning and Higher Education, 4. pp. 16-28. ISSN 1985-8620


Utilization of Apps in the dental clinics for dental education in Malaysia is currently lacking, and serious transformation is needed to modernize dentistry to empower the dental community in this technological advanced era. The purpose of this study is to develop related Apps that are beneficial to be used in the dental clinics mainly for educational purposes, and to evaluate dental students 'perception towards the usage of these Apps in the dental clinic. Two kinds of Apps were being developed; Apps for patients' dental education in an interactive educational game layout, and Apps for conducting oral health related quality of life survey. Subsequently, an online survey form was then used to gather undergraduate dental students' perception on using these Apps in the dental clinic. The developed Apps were successfully made available in the online market. 114 clinical year dental students of the Faculty of Dentistry Universiti Teknologi MARA participated in this study. The students 'perceptions on the usage of these Apps were found to be positive. 67.5% of the students agreed that these Apps are useful in the dental clinic, 66.7% think that these Apps are beneficial to be downloaded and 68.4% will use these Apps if it is made available freely in the clinic. The willingness of most respondents to use these Apps made it a valuable tool for measuring the quality of dental health information and services being given to the community in a more robust and systematic way.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mustaza, Teh AdillaUNSPECIFIED
Ab. Ghani, Siti MariamUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication > Wireless communication systems. Mobile communication systems. Access control
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC) > I-learn Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal on E-Learning and Higher Education
ISSN: 1985-8620
Volume: 4
Page Range: pp. 16-28
Item ID: 16126
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental mobile application; Dental student perception; Patient education


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